Jinny H. Murphy

November 7, 1942June 27, 2018
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Jinny H. Murphy, 75, passed away on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at her home surrounded by her loving family and friends. Jinny was born on November 7, 1942, in Abington, PA., the daughter of James and Ruby Foden Beidler. Tragically, Ruby was widowed before Jinny was born. Ruby later married Walton M Henry, who became a loving father to Jinny. She attended Cedar Crest College in PA and married her husband, James J Murphy shortly thereafter. Jinny and Jim moved to North Carolina in the summer of 1977 with their three children. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, entertaining, and was a talented decorator. She was an active member of Jamestown United Methodist Church and for many years volunteered to maintain the Columbarium gardens. Jinny also volunteered for many years with Meals on Wheels in Jamestown, served in the Cedarwood Garden Club as a member and past President, and was a member of the Jim Trollinger Disciple Bible Study. A follower of Christ, Jinny, or “Gigi” as she was fondly referred to, was most interested in spending time with her family and friends. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend to many in addition to owning the Murphy Group. Her humor and compassion will be remembered and missed by all. Jinny was preceded in death by her husband, James Joseph Murphy III in 1999. Those left to cherish her memory are her children; Wendie Murphy Cousins of Greensboro, NC, Jill Murphy Tweedy and husband Dale of Mooresville, NC, Ryan James Murphy of Apex, NC; grandchildren, Sarah and Hannah Cousins, Tanner and Chase Tweedy, Fiona Murphy; step-mother, Edna Henry; sisters, Susan Kolbo of Grand Island, NE, Barbara Rooney and husband John of Medford, NJ, Kimberly A. and Linda H. Henry of North Wales, PA numerous nieces and nephews, and her loving friend and companion of 13 years, Joseph J. .Stahl. A Celebration of Jinny’s life will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday, July 6th at Jamestown United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends following the service in the Fellowship Hall at the church. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association Western Carolina Chapter, 4600 Park Road, Suite 250, Charlotte, NC 28209, Hospice of the Piedmont, High Point, 1803 Westchester Drive, High Point, NC 27262, or Jamestown United Methodist Church 403 E Main Street, Jamestown NC 27282. Hanes Lineberry Sedgefield Chapel is assisting the Murphy family. Online condolences may be made at


  • Alzheimer's Association, Western Carolina Chapter
  • Hospice of the Piedmont
  • Jamestown United Methodist Church


  • Celebration of Life Service Friday, July 6, 2018
  • Visitation Friday, July 6, 2018

Jinny H. Murphy

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Thomas (Tom) Morgan

July 22, 2018

Dear Wendie, Jill, and Ryan -

My mother, Jean, just informed me of Jinny's passing. Your mom was an extraordinary lady of class, grace, and strength. I am so sorry.

God Bless,


Kim Chapman

July 5, 2018

Gigi proved that beauty and class have no expiration date. Godspeed.

Susan Parlier

July 4, 2018

Wendie, Jill, and Ryan,
I am so thankful for the time spent with your sweet family when Wendie and I were roommates during and after college! Your parents were so welcoming when including me in trips to Ocean Isle Beach in the summers and spring breaks with your grandparents in Florida. Jinny showed us how it was done!.....traveling, including family and friends, making us all feel welcome. She was an excellent cook, homemaker, decorator and most importantly mother. She shared many of her recipes with me that I still enjoy and pass on. I loved to see her at every Sedgefield Woman’s Club fundraiser over the years. I will miss her so much!
Much love to you all,
Susan Parlier

Melissa Stahl

July 3, 2018

Melissa Stahl

July 3, 2018

Your Mom vacationed with us for several years in Hatteras, NC with our Grandpa. She treated us as if we were her own. Jinny was one of the sharpest, loveliest ladies I have ever met. I am so saddened to hear of her passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. Jinny was surely loved by the Stahl family.

Melissa & Jeff Stahl

Ann Allnutt

July 1, 2018

Wendie, Jill, Ryan, and the rest of the family--

My heart goes out to you as you adjust to the loss of the role such a sweet lady played in your lives. She will be missed by the many people who knew and loved her.

Paula Royster

June 30, 2018

We suffer with you in the loss of such a wonderful, caring and loving woman Jinny was. My life was rewarded just being her friend. I awake each morning and thank God for blessing me with her friendship. My heart breaks for all of your family. Will definitely see you at her celebration of life.